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Ether 9 Short + Essential Liner - Men's

3.6666666666666665 out of 5 stars
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Ether 9 Short + Essential Liner

Blending high-tech features, understated styling, and long-ride worthy comfort, the Zoic Ether Shorts are the ideal companion for your next day on the trails. Arguably the most important feature of the Ether short is its Essential Liner with Zioc's Comfort chamois. This high-quality, multi-desity, stretch chamois cushions impacts and reduces vibrations in the saddle. The liner is also fully removable, which makes the Ether extremely versatile for on-trail trail and chamois-free style at the post-ride burrito stop, or even turn your favorite pair of casual shorts into ride-worthy attire.

The Ether's list of features doesn't end with its removable chamois liner, though. The body of the Ether is made with a stretchy, moisture-wicking material that won't bind or limit your range of motion, and Zoic tapes the seams to create a smooth surface that eliminates chafing. The Fusion Gusset inseam further increases the short's range of motion and eliminates seat hang-ups, while vents below the waistband in the back and down the legs promote airflow so you can stay cool on hot days of riding.


  • Hit the trails in this versatile short
  • Move freely with light, soft, and stretchy fabric
  • Gusseted construction enhances freedom of motion
  • Removable liner's chamois provides supportive comfort
  • Ample pocket space to safely stow ride essentials
  • Adjustable waist band holds the shorts comfortably in place
  • Item #ZOI005J
[shell] DuraFlex (95% polyester, 5% spandex), [gusset] 87% nylon, 13% spandex, [liner] 95% polyester, 5% spandex
Removable Liner
Essential Liner
2 hand, 3 zippered side, 1 zippered rear
elastic back with adjustable hook-and-loop side tabs
Integrated Air Flow mesh panels
Recommended Use
mountain bike
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Overall Rating

3.5 based on 3 ratings

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4 out of 5 stars

May 8, 2021

Zoic Ether shorts

I returned this product before using it

Shorts fit smaller than indicated on the web site. Sizing chart said 3XL would fit sizes 44-46" waist, im a 44 and shorts were much too small. I will be returning them.

Dimitri P

Originally reviewed on Competitivecyclist.com

2 out of 5 stars

April 24, 2021

Great looking and comfy, but low quality

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
5' 8"

I expected more from Zoic. Loved the look and feel but holes appeared in the cheap fabric after just one ride. No wrecks or anything. Disappointed in the quality. Backcountry was great about exchanging for another brand. Won't buy Zoic again.

Ryan P
5 out of 5 stars

April 12, 2021

Perfect fit, color misrepresentation

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:
5' 7"

Haven?t taken them out for a ride yet, but out of the bag, they are a perfect fit for me, and I?m a tough cookie to fit. Short legs. Anyway the real reason for the review is that I ordered the ?fresh? color. Fun fact: Fresh is not yellow. They are actually orange. Not sending back because I really could care less about the color difference and they fit so well. Just wanted to put it out there about the difference in color.